The criminal justice- crime analysis major is open only to students currently enrolled in the program. Enrollment is closed to all new students and all transfer students. The crime scene analysis concentration has been designed to meet the growing need for professionals who are capable of analyzing crime and crime scene evidence from multiple perspectives. The curriculum blends crime scene processing, forensic science, and criminal profiling along with crime data examination to give students a thorough understanding of crime analysis.
The curriculum includes many classes that emphasize a psychological understanding of criminal behavior. These courses, based on understanding the way criminals think and act, will help students achieve a unique experience in understanding the crime scene, evidence and profiling. This will allow students to analyze crime from multiple perspectives.
Graduates of the criminal justice- crime analysis program will be qualified to be either sworn law enforcement personnel or civilian employees in a variety of agencies. They will have the skills to gather, analyze and to solve criminal justice problems from multiple perspectives.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the legal system of the United States.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major components of the criminal justice system.
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrate effective use of technological tools in the field of criminal justice.
- Understand the importance of ethical behavior.
- Recognize and be sensitive to issues related to diversity.
The bachelor’s degree program has a core of criminal justice courses, but allows the student to specialize in crime analysis through a specialty of six additional criminal justice courses.